Statement by Canada’s Building Trades Unions on Federal Government’s Just Transition Engagement

Jul 20, 2021

Today, Executive Director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions, Sean Strickland, released the following statement on the Federal Government’s announcement on its Just Transition Engagement: “Canada’s Building Trades Unions welcome today’s announcement from the Federal…


Statement on Saskatchewan Cowessess First Nation

Jun 24, 2021

Canada’s Building Trades Unions mourn for those who were discovered buried in unmarked graves near the former Marieval Indian Residential School site. We stand in solidarity with all First Nations, the…



Jun 21, 2021

On Monday, June 21st, celebrations across Canada, held virtually and in person, will take place in the name of National Indigenous Peoples Day. A day for Canadians to celebrate the cultures…


Community Benefit Agreements

Community Benefits Agreements, or CBAs, can secure work, skills training and fair wages to qualified local residents and groups who are traditionally underrepresented in the skilled trades sector, such as apprentices,…

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Jobs for Tomorrow: Starting Today

CBTU report projects 3.3 million construction jobs building a lower-carbon Canada between now and 2050.    CBTU commission the landmark study Jobs for Tomorrow: Canada’s Building Trades and Net Zero Emissions…

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Energy Development

CBTU believes in energy independence for North America and supports oil sands and other hydrocarbon developments in Canada.

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CBTU is campaigning to have the federal government introduce a Construction Mobility Tax Credit—a personal tax exemption on expenses construction workers typically incur when they temporarily relocate for work.

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CBTU’s campaign in support of pipeline projects is designed to educate the public in communities located along key routes about the benefits of these projects.

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